Entrepreneur's Corner - June 2024


Entrepreneur's Corner - June 2024

We’re kicking off Entrepreneur’s Corner with John Hastings, founder of Strong Pilates, which he brought over to the UK in 2022. Have a read of the below, to find out a little more about John, and what a day in the life of an entrepreneur can look like.

Born: 04/11/1985

Homes: Used to have 4 but sold them all to start this new venture

School: St Dominic’s College Penrith

University: ACPE College Homebush

First job: Junior front of house at Penrith golf club

Cars: First car was a Nissan Pulsar 1984 model in red

Last Holiday: Alta Badia, Italy, skiing over Christmas

Favourite book: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

Favourite film: Braveheart

Favourite music: Rufus du Sol

Favourite drink: Burgundy Pinot

Favourite watch: Hublot

Favourite gadget: AirPods, although my wife would say my work phone!

Cat or dog: Dog - absolutely love them

Charity: Anything to do with underprivileged children, it breaks my heart

Q: Could you sum up your company for us in no more than 100 words?

A: Pilates inspired. Cardio infused. REFORM? Always. ROW or RIDE? Your choice. Part resistance, part cardio, a full-body workout that’s high intensity and low impact. 

For those down for more. More sweat. More strength. More results. 

To be the reason people live better, through longevity in training and connection to community, by delivering innovative fitness technology, in an experience worthy of advocacy. 

Using our unique piece of equipment and tech. 

Q: What is the best advice you’ve ever received or given?

A: The people you see on the way up are the people you see on the way back down. Look after them, burn all the boats. 

Q: What is something you wish you’d always known?

A: That trust is something to be earnt, proven, and maintained. It is not a given right. 

Q: What does your typical working day look like?

A: My usual day in the office starts at around 6:30/7am. The time before my staff arrive is the golden period to prioritise the important daily set up. 

During my days, I do lots of site visits and meetings with potential and existing franchisees. Commercial deals and growth of the business is always at the forefront. I'm usually home by 7pm. 

Big days early in business are very important, but there needs to be a balance to that. Finding time for exercise and meditation is crucial for me. 

Keep an eye out for our next Entrepreneur in the EC, coming in July.